The 2nd Annual Education Innovation Africa focuses on facilitating innovative partnerships that build sustainable and impactful education programmes across Sub Saharan Africa.

Alternative education models such as informal private schools, online learning platforms, skills-based programmes and alternative delivery models are contributing to the reach of education across Africa. However, sustainable finance and investment are required to increase the efficacy, reach and impact of these programmes. Under this year’s theme ’Delivering Impact’, the event will unite key education leaders at Ministries, Educators, Programmes and Edtech companies, together with Capital Providers at PE, VC, Impact, Development Banks and Corporate Programmes to find new partnerships and models that will provide sustainable and impactful education programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa. 
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Donika Dimovska

Results for Development, USA
Senior Program Director

Donika Dimovska is a Senior Program Director at the Results for Development Institute (R4D). She spearheads new ways of doing development, leading efforts under R4D’s expanding innovation portfolio in areas such as health, education, child protection and beyond. She leads the conceptualization and execution of new knowledge-generation and dissemination platforms, tools, and modalities, at the global and country levels, with the goal of harnessing innovations for development to improve social and economic systems around the world.

As part of her portfolio in health, Ms. Dimovska manages R4D’s flagship health innovation platform, the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI), which documents more than 1,400 health market innovations and promotes the diffusion of promising models that work to improve the functioning of health markets in low- and middle-income countries. CHMI consists of a global virtual knowledge-management platform and an extensive regional network of innovation partners. Inspired by CHMI and building on its success, Ms. Dimovska has led the adaptation of the CHMI model to the area of education, resulting in the establishment of the Center for Education Innovations (CEI). CEI’s vision is for education systems around the world to capitalize on innovation so as to increase access to quality education and improve learning outcomes, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable. In addition to her in-depth focus on innovations in the health and education areas, Ms. Dimovska leads new efforts that promote and leverage cross-sectoral collaboration and promote the adaptation of promising practices across sectors.

Prior to joining R4D in 2008, Ms. Dimovska gained extensive and diverse international development policy and practice experience through various engagements with organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Action Against Hunger, The Trickle Up Program, Religions for Peace International, and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) where she conducted research on democratic developments in the Balkans and the Black Sea region.

Ms. Dimovska obtained an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 2007. She spent a portion of her graduate studies at the International University of Japan (IUJ) in Niigata where she focused on contemporary issues of economic and political governance. Ms. Dimovska has an international background having lived and studied in a number of countries, including Belgium, United States, Japan, Italy, Bulgaria and Lebanon.